Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV
Friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts. In a dog-eat-dog world, it is a blessing to have people who genuinely love you. I believe, however, that friendship has many levels. My friendship with Jeida is on a special level though: Jeida is my Person.
Continue reading “faithful is He: Jeida’s story”
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. – Ephesians 4:2 NIV
I hope that you are well. Thank you for following my blog despite my extreme blogging hiatus. My first year of teaching has changed my lifestyle in ways I could not have predicted and unfortunately, I have not made much time to write. As we work through spring semester, I am working on learning to balance my life and this is one example of my efforts.
Continue reading “Verbal Valentines: The Power Love Holds”
Good afternoon friends,
I want to take a moment to share something very exciting that has been in the works for a little while. I love to read and while going through some of my old books, I recently rediscovered the classic Christian book “Passion and Purity” by Elisabeth Elliot. I read the book for the first time about four years ago and while I enjoyed it, I didn’t understand it fully. I picked the book up about a month ago during a trip to a friend’s wedding and I was blown away by Elisabeth Elliot’s character, faith and dedication to not only her own purity, but that of her would-be husband, Jim. I decided then that the lessons in the book should be shared with as many people as possible.
Just when I started to talk about it, one of my great Twitter followers @JaeDooks mentioned that he had read the book as well. After this, I knew that a series must happen! I’ve yet to see topics like purity, love and being obedient to God be explored from both a male and female perspective so I’m very excited to be teaming up with him on this project. Our first posts will be up on Wednesday, July 17th. My thoughts will be on Jovontae’s blog and his will be on mine. So that you don’t miss any of the action, be sure to follow both blogs by e-mail.
I hope that you’ll join us.
Pray Church part 1 – Pastor Myron Edmonds
This is one of the best sermons on prayer that I’ve heard in a while. It’s a practical message on why we need to be intentional about prayer. Pastor Myron Edmonds of Glenville SDA Church in Cleveland, Ohio plows through the book of Acts to explore the idea that miracles happen when prayer is present. Excellent message!